Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the steering head

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Chassis / Steering head / Checking the steering head

1. Wash:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races

2. Check:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races Damage/pitting →Replace.

3. Replace:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races

a. Remove the bearing races from the steering head pipe with a long rod "1" and hammer.

b. Remove the bearing race from the lower bracket with a floor chisel "2" and hammer.

c. Install a new dust seal and new bearing races.

CAUTION:

If the bearing races are not installed properly, the steering head pipe could be damaged.

NOTE:

  • Always replace the bearings and bearing races as a set.
  • Whenever the steering head is disassembled, replace the dust seal.

Checking the steering head


4. Check:

  • Upper bracket
  • Lower bracket (along with the steering stem) Bends/cracks/damage →Replace.
    Removing the lower bracket
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. 2. Remove: Upper ring nut Rubber washer Lower r ...

    Installing the steering head
    1. Lubricate: Upper bearing Lower bearing Bearing races 2. Install: Lower ring nut Rubber washer Upper ring nut Lock washer Refer to "CHECKING AND ADJUSTING THE STEERING HEAD ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the crankshaft
    1. Measure: Crankshaft runout Out of specification Replace the crankshaft, bearing or both. NOTE: Turn the crankshaft slowly. 2. Measure: Big end side clearance Out of specification Replace the crankshaft. 3. Measure: Crankshaft width Out of specification&nbs ...

    Checking the rear brake hose
    1. Check: Brake hoses "1" Cracks/damage/wear  Replace. 2. Check: Brake hose holder "2" Loose connection Tighten the holder bolt. Loose or open holder Fasten properly. 3. Hold the vehicle upright and apply the rear brake several times. 4. Check: Brake ho ...

    Starting the engine
    In order for the ignition circuit cut-off system to enable starting, one of the following conditions must be met: The transmission is in the neutral position. The transmission is in gear with the clutch lever pulled and the sidestand up. 1. Turn the key to "ON" and make sure ...

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